Buck Rogers in the 25th Century


1h 29m 1979

Brief Synopsis

A 20th Century astronaut is transported through time to the 25th Century, where his "old" habits first amuse then come to the aid of the people of the future.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1979

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m
Sound
Stereo
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Synopsis

In 1987, Air Force captain William "Buck" Rogers is testing the Ranger 3 spacecraft when a meteor storm damages the ship and freezes him, putting him in a state of suspended animation. The craft returns to earth five hundred years later, after the planet has been ravaged by a nuclear war. Buck is revived, does his best to adjust to life in the 25th century and becomes the world's greatest hero.

Crew

Peter Anderson

Production Coordinator

Percy Angress

Production Assistant

Deborah Armstrong

Production Assistant

Bob Baily

Production Assistant

Gregory J Barnett

Stunts

Frank Beascoechea

Director Of Photography

Peter Berkos

Sound Effects

Phil Bills

Other

Norman Blankenship

Stunts

Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr.

Other

Phil Bowles

Assistant Director

George Brennan

Other

William Brier

Other

Tony Brubaker

Stunt Coordinator

Patricia Budz

Hair

James Burton

Other

Richard Caffey

Producer

Jim Cantania

Other

Colin Cantwell

Graphics

John J Carter

Sound

Mike Cassidy

Stunts

Phil Chong

Stunts

Bobby Clark

Stunts

Stephen Clark

Key Grip

Erik Cord

Stunts

Charles Cowles

Other

Jack P Cunningham

Production Manager

Angela A Diamos

Animator

Robert C Dille

Characters As Source Material

Jean-pierre Dorleac

Costumes

Bari Dreiband-burman

Makeup

John Dumas

Editor

Syd Dutton

Matte Painter

Bob Edmiston

Casting

Ray Morgan Elam

Other

Kenny Endoso

Stunts

Sherry Epperson

Animator

Bud Ewing

Special Effects

Jack Faggard

Special Effects

Pat Fennel

Camera Operator

Wayne Fitzgerald

Titles

Alex Funke

Photography

David M. Garber

Visual Effects

Peter Gibbons-fly

Photography

Mickey Gilbert

Stunts

Andy Gilmore

Sound

Don Fox Greene

Stunts

Gene Hartline

Stunts

Joyce Heftel

Script Supervisor

David G Hill

Assistant Editor

Bill Hooker

Stunts

Peter Horak

Stunts

David Howe

Editor

Robert L Hoyt

Sound

Thomas J Huff

Stunts

Kim K. Kahana Jr.

Stunts

Dave Kahn

Music Editor

Dennis Kelly

Assistant Editor

Steven Kemper

Assistant Editor

Joe Kuri

Property Master

Frederick Lagenbach

Other

Glen A Larson

Screenplay

Glen A Larson

Song

Glen A Larson

Executive Producer

John Larson

Stunts

Kipp Lennon

Song Performer

Ronald Longo

Other

Diana Loomis

Script Supervisor

Bill Luciano

Assistant Editor

Tom Lupo

Stunts

Edward D Maakley

Production Manager

Bill Martin

Editor

William J Mauch

Dialogue Editor

Cory Mccrum

Assistant Editor

Tim Mchugh

Production Assistant

Jay Miller

Property Master

Andrew Mirisch

Associate Producer

Ray Monahan

Camera Operator

Harry Moreau

Rotoscope Animator

Harry Moreau

Animator

Maxwell Morgan

Animator

John Moulds

Camera Operator

Miriam Nelson

Choreographer

Christopher S Nibley

Camera Assistant

Maureen O'connell

Assistant Editor

William O'sullivan

Other

Alan Oliney

Stunts

Gene Ostler

Costume Supervisor

Paul Peters

Art Director

Stu Phillips

Music

David G Phinney

Associate Producer

George Pryor

Production Assistant

Richard Reams

Set Decorator

Eddie Reo

Camera Operator

Tony Ricetti

Camera Assistant

Frank Richwood

Assistant Art Director

Eldon Rickman

Other

Richard Ripple

Other

David Robman

Camera Operator

Charles Shuman

Camera Operator

Wayne Smith

Visual Effects

Jerry Sobul

Assistant Director

Clyde Sorenson

Sound

Leonard J South

Photography

Leslie Stevens

Screenplay

Jack Stone

Makeup

David Stypes

Camera Operator

Brenda Todd

Makeup

Jack Todd

Gaffer

R L Tolbert

Stunts

Michael Vendrell

Stunts

Robert Villar

Assistant Director

Judith Vogelsang

Assistant Director

Marvin Walters

Stunts

Fred Waugh

Stunt Coordinator

Keith White

Photography

Glenn Wilder

Stunts

Robert Wilson

Other

Pamela J Wise

Costume Supervisor

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1979

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m
Sound
Stereo
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Quotes

I'm freezing my ball-bearings off!
- Twiki
Taxi! Bedeep bedeep bedeep! TAXI!!!!!
- Twiki
Get out your card decks and backgammon boards, lucky Buck is back!
- Buck
Tomorrow I conquer Earth!
- Princess Ardala
Tomorrow WE conquer Earth!
- Kane
It's quite...expressive.
- Dr. Theopolis
It's disgusting!
- Wilma

Trivia

Some footage was taken from "Battlestar Galactica" (1978), along with many props.

This was the pilot for the TV series that followed ("Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" (1979)). When no network chose to air it, the film debuted in theaters.

The Buck Rogers theme features lyrics that were not used for the TV series. It has been noted that these lyrics seem to parallel plot developments in the later Buck Rogers-inspired series "Farscape" (1999).

Douglas Rain (the voice of HAL in _2001: A Space Odyssey ()_ ) was the first choice to do the voice of Dr. Theopolis. The actor chosen to do the voice ended up sounding very much like Rain/HAL.

Catherine Bach was considered for the role of Ardala.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video July 12, 1990

Released in United States Spring April 1979

Released in United States Spring April 1979

Released in United States on Video July 12, 1990